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The Women’s Janie Dress

Remember the Janie Dress I made last fall?  Well Hayley at Mouse House Creations just released the Women’s Janie Dress! It has all the same neckline finishes as the girls’ version: regular neckline, ballet neckline, Peter Pan collar, and cowl.  The ballet neckline is a touch less dramatic than the girls’ version so that bra {…Continue Reading}

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Haven Acres Mini Collection by Jennuine Design sewn by Sew Shelly Sew

Haven Acres Mini Collection Tester Tour :: Day 1

It’s here! It’s here!  After months of hard work, countless test garments, and thorough proofreading, my first little pattern collection, the Haven Acres Mini Collection has been released!   Many of my fab-o testers have blogs and signed up to tour with me.  Today we have three sewing bloggers who will share some of their {…Continue Reading}

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working on the Haven Acres Mini Collection

Haven Acres Mini Collection :: It’s Nearly Here!

We’re all wrapped up with the testing portion of this whole pattern making process for the Haven Acres Mini Collection.  Now we’re left with editing; creating charts and graphs and layouts. I need to take a minute to talk about pattern testers.  They have been so fantastically amazing.  This has been like six weeks of {…Continue Reading}

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Types of Testers

Testing a pattern is a group effort, requiring a team of volunteers to sew trial garments, proofread, and tech edit.  Every person is unique in the testing process, each bringing their own particular skills to the table.  I’ve been thinking a lot about how all these different types of testers work together to become an amazing machine, {…Continue Reading}

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